Martin Kaymer piled on his competition by shooting his second 65 in two days at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, breaking the existing record with a two-day total of 130.
Meanwhile, a smattering of players tried desperately to close the gap created by Kaymer on the scruffy North Carolina course.
For the second consecutive day, Kaymer took the course apart, extending his lead to 10 under, six strokes better than the next player.
Kaymer’s massive lead may have been the biggest surprise of the day.
But there were plenty of others, including a recent Masters champ who couldn’t make the cut, a professional scrambler who wouldn’t let the tough Pinehurst course get the best of him and a valiant lefty whose quest for Open glory may have ended.
As the 2014 U.S. Open prepares for the weekend, here are some of the biggest surprises from Day 2.